Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams Uncover Catholic Church Sex Scandal in ‘Spotlight’ Trailer (Video)

Open Road will unveil Tom McCarthy’s journalism drama in Venice before the film screens in Toronto

Last Updated: July 31, 2015 @ 7:49 AM

Open Road Films has released the first trailer for Tom McCarthy’s “Spotlight,” which follows the team of investigative journalists who uncovered the Catholic Church’s role in covering up the sexual abuse of children by dozens of priests.

Mark Ruffalo stars alongside Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Brian D’Arcy James, John Slattery and Stanley Tucci.

The actors play a group of Boston Globe reporters who won a Pulitzer Prize in 2003, and they worked closely with their real-life counterparts in researching their roles.

“Spotlight” has been tipped as a potential awards contender this season, and insiders suggests that Ruffalo will be positioned as the lead, with the rest of the ensemble touted in supporting categories. Schreiber is said to be an early standout as Boston Globe editor Marty Baron.

“Spotlight” will debut at the Venice Film Festival before moving on to Toronto. The powerful journalism drama will hit theaters on Nov. 6 and expand on Nov. 13 before opening wide on Nov. 20.